Backyard Nature Therapy

| 7/14/2015 3:24:00 PM

Faithful HomesteaderWhen my husband decided that he wanted to move further away from the city, I was not too excited about it. I like my modern conveniences and being close to friends and places I frequent. However, I did like the idea of moving to a quieter and safer area so we ended up with a bit of a compromise with our semi-rural home. I have discovered some sweet tranquility in our backyard with our birds, and bees and flowers and trees. I greatly enjoy the frogs, toads, lizards and squirrels too. I also cannot forget about the butterflies and dragonflies.


Hibiscus flower. We plan to make tea.

One of my favorite things is watching all the birds that come into the yard. I love to try to capture good photographs and it is so exciting to see a new bird come into the yard. So far, I have more than 30 different birds that I have counted in my small backyard. I like trying to recognize the different birds by their calls. It fascinates me that the male birds are the more colorful ones. We do get some nice color in the yard. It is all great therapy for my restless soul to have these creatures as part of my life.


I just love this little guy.

7/21/2015 9:01:21 PM

Thank you NebraskaDave. Have a great day.

7/21/2015 8:31:24 AM

Faithful, there's no better way than to start the day with nature and a cup of Folger's in my hand. Well, that's what I think anyway. Texas has certainly had it's share of water damage this year. Not exactly what Texas had in mind to end the drought. I hope that things will get back to normal for you real soon. ***** Have the best nature day that you can.